Coming in 2017, I am planning to re-open the monthly newsletter. (Sign up here if you are interested.)
It is not going to be anything like it was last time I ran a newsletter.
This year, I want to try working on something new.
I plan on creating something like a bit of an e-zine for you.
I took a class from Brave Girls University, called “Christmas Stories” Heirloom Altered Book, taught by Lorraine Bell–whom I adore.
Well, I started thinking–I could make myself a book like this, one for every month of the year. Not a planner or anything, but an art journal. Something to keep bits and bobs and tidbits in. Something I prepare ahead of time and then fill at my leisure throughout the month.
Would that not be cool?
Twelve little hand-made altered book journals, full of nothing but me…my stuff, my thoughts, my words, my art…and all sorts of other whatever I throw in to create the journal in the first place…
The whole idea really took off in my head. So much so that I started writing, outlining, taking notes, making sketches–and then one trip to the thrift store where books are 15 cents per inch. I didn’t get all the books I plan to use throughout this year, because I also intend to make some of these books up as gifts. I did get enough to keep myself busy for a while though–and that counts.
Now, in these monthly installments, I won’t be trying to sell you anything. I won’t be trying to teach you anything. I technically won’t be doing anything at all except for sharing what comes up for me, and what I create.
I plan on having a theme for each month. I will include a word that I want to work with–and each word will work with my word of the year (reclaim). The monthly word is more of an expansion of the word of the year, a deeper delving. There will be Oracle cards draw. The Oracle decks I mean to work with will include an herbology deck, an animal deck, a Mother deck and a self-care deck–details about all decks will be included in each newsletter. There may be poetry, meditations, affirmations, quotes, artwork, stories. Who knows? But every month, I want to show up and do a little something different than I have been doing. I want to put myself out there just a bit more than I have been doing.
This is how I plan to go about it.
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